What Are Some Features of Microsoft Word 2010?


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Some features of Microsoft Word 2010 are inserting screenshots and then using the tools in the Picture tools tab for editing it, more themes for use with documents, different photo-editing options and the ability to crop an image to a shape, as noted by Microsoft. Some other features are Protected View, artistic effects for graphics, removal of image backgrounds and a customizable ribbon.

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Although Microsoft Office 2007 had about 20 different themes, Microsoft Office 2010 has about 40 built-in themes that can be used for Word documents, as noted by the InfoWorld website. These different themes are located under the Page Layout tab. Additionally, some other useful features are Protected View and preview paste. The Protected View feature disables the editing function before opening downloaded document files, which may come from an unsafe location or source. Users can edit safe files by clicking on the Enable Editing tab. With the Live Preview feature of Microsoft Word 2010, users can preview how a copied item looks if pasted into a document.

Other features in Word 2010 include SmartArt picture layouts and options of artistic effects for photo editing. Some of these effects include photocopy, pencil sketch and paint stroke. Additionally, other features for this program are a navigation pane and customizable ribbon. Customizing the ribbon can be useful for reordering the way in which tabs appear and to create new tabs.

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